The Texas Alliance for Life and the Texans for Life Coalition today endorsed Joe Straus for re-election as State Representative from District 121. Both groups recognized the strong record of pro-life accomplishments of the 82nd Legislature under Straus’s leadership as Speaker of the House.
“Members of these important pro-life organizations are some of the most dedicated and passionate advocates at the Texas Capitol, and I am honored to have their endorsements of my leadership and our work to protect life,” said Speaker Joe Straus.
From Texans for Life Coalition:
Kyleen Wright, President of the Texans for Life Coalition, said: “As Speaker of the House, Joe Straus led in helping to pass some of the most sweeping pro-life legislation of the modern era. He kept his commitment to the unborn, and I enthusiastically endorse him knowing he can be trusted to defend the most fragile among us.”
From the Texas Alliance for Life:
Joe Pojman, Ph.D., Executive Director for the Texas Alliance for Life, said: “It is our view that Speaker Straus is well deserving of the support of pro-life voters in House District 121. Under his leadership as Speaker during the 82nd Legislature and the First Called Special Session, the Texas Legislature passed more pro-life legislation than in any other session in the history of Texas. He has articulated to us the same pro-life position on abortion as President Ronald Reagan and has acted on that position.”
Texas Alliance for Life’s President, Davida Stike, said, “Speaker Straus surpassed all of our expectations. His appointment of pro-life leaders to key committees resulted in strong, pro-life legislation being signed into law. We believe his record is worthy of our support. It is incumbent on the pro-life movement to be loyal to those elected officials who have been loyal to mothers and their unborn babies, and that certainly describes Speaker Straus.”